subdomain/name clash - avoiding shooting feet

Nate Campi nate at
Wed Feb 6 00:44:34 UTC 2002

On Tue, Feb 05, 2002 at 04:34:49PM -0800, Michael Rasmussen wrote:
> I was asked today to create an CNAME for
> since some people just cannot type in a web address without prepending www.
> My knee jerk response was, "Can't do that.  We have an entry for
> to create a www... would not work because we
> don't have a subdomain named masterplan...
> Is that right?  Or can I create the CNAME listed above given that
> already exists?  i.e. is a construction of
> host.hostname.domain.tld legal/allowable where hostname.domain.tld exists?

No problem, just add into the zone file.

I have a nameserver but no subdomain. Works fine. It all lives in the zone file.
Nate Campi     Job: hostmaster at and root at

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